Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone unveiled

Samsung ATIV S WP8

The Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone is the first to surface powered by Microsoft’s latest mobile platform. Well, this awkwardly named device doesn’t appear to be the dual core Marco or Odyssey handsets which got leaked earlier this month.

This latest piece of hardware packs in a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display that’s an inch wider than the mighty Titan II smartphone. A coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is spread over the touchscreen, while the innards lay down a feast with a dual core SOC clocking in speeds of 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM for better multitasking. The device arrives in 2 storage capacities, that’s 16GB and 32GB, along with a microSD card slot for memory expansion purposes.

ATIV S Back

“Today at IFA in Berlin, Samsung lifted the curtain on its first Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S. This is just the first in a big lineup of new hardware that’s coming with Windows Phone 8, but it’s a seriously impressive opening salvo. Samsung built the ATIV S with the latest and greatest technology, especially for anyone who want a superphone that’s equal parts powerhouse and head turner,” states Ben Rudolph, Director and Windows Phone Experiential Marketing at Microsoft through a post on the official Windows Phone blog.

Talking about the design aspects, the South Korean conglomerate has dressed the Samsung ATIV S in a brushed aluminum chassis flaunting a sleek profile of just about 8.7mm in thickness. The rear sports an 8MP AF camera, while a 1.9MP one is positioned on the front. Last, but not the least, a 2300mAh battery is what juice up the smartphone.

First WP8 Smartphone

With the Windows Phone 8 platform still awaiting launch, it’s obvious that we won’t be seeing a Samsung ATIV S price and release date just yet. But the months to come might hold a different story to tell.